“I Wish You Were A Vampire”

One of my favorite blogs to read when I need to kill time is F My Life.  Readers of the site submit a horrible, hilarious, or shocking event that happened to them, condense it into two sentences, and then end it with “FML”, which (as I’m sure you’ve figured it out by now) translates to…

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OMFG NEW MOON CLIPS FROM COMIC CON!!

I just did the loudest SQUEE EVER!!!!! I’m like crying right now! That first clip just killed me!!!

Ok trying to find some better video since I know that one is blurry.

First scene: The Bikes

Second clip: Italy

via Twilog.net: Watch New Moon clips here!

New Moon Spoilers In Entertainment Weekly *Spoiler Pictures*

This picture just hit Twitter about 30 minutes ago via lion_lamb. I admit, I squeed aloud on seeing this. Bella and Laurent? Bella at the birthday party in a green dress with a broken vase behind her? BELLA AND EDWARD KISSING? My brain went into overload mode for a second.

Before you jump back from your computer and knock over several small children and maybe a few olds on your way to the store to pick this up, I have to tell you that this issue is not in stores yet. The one that is out now has Christian Bale on the cover, and next week’s should have Eminem, and that’s the one with the New Moon stuff inside. I think a few subscribers are the ones getting this, and if you are a subscriber to this magazine, expect it in the mail soon.

All I’ve seen so far are is this first page. If any more comes out, I don’t think I will post it. I’m trying to keep the spoilers to a minimum now that November is drawing closer. We can all wait a few days to pick up the magazine, which I will for sure be doing.

Also, how sneaky of EW not to even announce they were going to do this anytime soon. Trying to keep us on our toes, eh? I’ll be watching y’all.

OME!!! OFFICIAL NEW MOON POSTER!!!UPDATE (May 18, 2009)

*Poster will be back at 7am so we can be fair to Summit*

It’s back!

I completely love this. Taylor looks so grown up! Dare I say, he actually looks like a worthy opponent for someone on Rob’s level. I also love how Edward is looking back (symbolism and foreshadowing!). The rust colored tint to the background really makes it stand out.

According to New Moon Movie, the poster leaked early because someone at the Washington Times uploaded the story with the accompanying image of the poster before they were supposed to, which was meant to be at 7am EST. They quickly took it down, but it was too late. Now it’s flying all over the Twilight fandom faster than anything I’ve seen before.

Just a reminder, pick up a paper in the morning so you can have a personal copy of this. I think I’m getting 2 or 3.

Twilight Central, AKA Our Apartment

I just went around the apartment (and out to the parking lot) to take pictures of all our Twilight merch, and I will just say that I’m going to have to do something special for Jeremy when he gets home, like spend all day making his favorite meal or something because I just realized exactly how tolerant he is of me and this Twilight obsession I have going on. As you will see with this post, he is really, REALLY indulgent of me.

Also, please no emails or comments signifying your concern for me after seeing all the stuff I’ve been hoarding. I know, ok? I know I’m a total weirdo. I need Twilight rehab, but if there even was such a thing, I wouldn’t go. If loving Twilight so much is wrong, I don’t want to be right! (Sorry if some of these are blurry, I have a crap camera). CIMG2133 This is one of the three Twilight posters in our living room. The things hanging down from the ends are the Twilight dog tag necklaces from Wal Mart that I practically went through hell and back to try to get. Jessie and I are planning on wearing these to the midnight showing of New Moon in November. Jeremy doesn’t think so now, but he will be wearing one too.

Poster number 2 in the living room

Poster number 2 in the living room

CIMG2021 This is the third poster we have, incidentally the first one we bought. It’s sharing the wall with one of Jeremy’s Beatles posters. See? We can live together in *singing* haarmonnyyyy! Funny story, my mom came over not too long ago and scoffed, “What are all these Beatles posters doing in here?” like our entire apartment should be just Twilight. Heaven forbid I actually allow Jeremy to display his things in our apartment. Oh, my mom. She’s so silly.

Next, we move into our closet sized kitchen. Twilight even managed to find it’s way in here too. CIMG2140 I was at another Wal Mart in our area (not the one in our town, nothing Twilight related in that hell hole) and saw these in the dollar aisle. Of course I had to get all three. They’re collectibles! I haven’t even opened them to try the candy inside. I’m curious to see if the hearts are actually sparkly.

Then there is the refrigerator. As soon as I saw the magnet set at Hot Topic, I had to have it. I still think that was a cute idea, although they need to work on the quality. I nearly tore that Twilight text logo to pieces trying to remove it from the packaging. CIMG2141 Hey, wait? What is Edward looking at with such smoldering, sexy intensity? Who is that hot beautiful beotch that Edward can’t take his eyes off of? CIMG2143 Oh, yeah. That’s me! (and that’s one of my senior portraits. I don’t usually pose for pictures like that, in case you were wondering) I think you’re pretty hot too, Edward. In fact…I-

Sorry, I got carried away. In a way, having Edward on my fridge is a good thing. I go in to superfluously snack and Edward is there to distract me. Edward Cullen is my diet plan!

Ok, moving on. Lets head down the hall. CIMG2028 We used to just have that Monet print. Classy and cultured, right? Well, it was missing some Twilight, so I took care of that. Now it’s perfect.

On to the bedroom. This is where the magic happens (unneccesary MTV Cribs refrence!) Jeremy was even so gracious to even allow Twilight to permeate here too. Super sweet (and smart) of him. CIMG2148 This is my favorite Twilight item in the house. It’s the giant 5 ft (that’s 10 inches taller than me!) Edward Cullen poster. This is only available at certain Blockbuster stores, and luckily I found it at our local store on first try. I absolutely adore it. Jeremy even helped me hang it up! It fits in with the bedroom since our decorating “theme” in there is black and white. Plus, I was already picturing him in there enough (oh snap!), so I’m glad we made that happen.

This is my bedside table. That GQ cover is gorgeous and I have the interview Rob did behind the cover in that frame too. The funky looking CD is the Twilight movie score soundtrack (thanks Jessie!) and under it is the Twilight:Director’s Notebook (again, thanks Jessie!). The prints on the wall are pencil drawings of New Orleans (my family is Cajun) except for the eye drawing. I drew that in high school art class.

I really need to change my flowers, huh? I’m trying to keep up with that. CIMG2149 Now, lets step outside to head downstairs. On the way to the front door, this is what we see every day. CIMG2168 Those are the party favors I got during the Twilight DVD release party at Hot Topic in March. I promise, a post with videos and pictures from that night is coming soon. I’m having issues uploading the videos to you tube (i.e, I can’t do it), but stay tuned because that post is coming very soon.

Also, ignore the bratty message Jeremy scrawled on our message board before he left. He lashes out any way he can, poor guy.

On to Jeremy’s truck, parked downstairs. This is the full proof of his love for me, that all the world gets to see as we drive around. CIMG2130 That’s right. We represent every where we freakin’ go. Apparently though, Jeremy has caught some flack for these stickers at his job. When the Team Edward one was pretty new, his boss came in to the office and said, “You know what Jeremy? Team Jacob. Team. Jacob.” Jeremy was a little confused until he remembered. It’s a running joke among his coworkers, which I think Jeremy is pretty cool about. Can I just say again that I feel so lucky to have someone who loves me so much?

Then, we have all the little things that migrate around the apartment as I use and move them. These are the things I use frequently. First, because it’s the most important, the very laptop I’m typing on now. It’s a Dell Mini 9, and it’s so tiny I can take it anywhere. I even use this thing in the bathtub (I’m talented that way). I haven’t had this thing very long, but I feel naked without it. It keeps me connected to the Twilight fandom (and my other real life family and friends too, ya know) CIMG2161 The stickers came from Hot Topic and so did the Twilight band-aids. Jessie bought the band-aids and let me have a few for decoration. I owe her a lot (Love you girl!)

Here is my laptop background image, which I think you’ll find as sexy as I do. CIMG2159 In case you can’t read the print at the bottom, it says, “Hey girl, are you thinking of me when you’re with him?” It’s one of the many examples of Rob Porn, which is featured at Letters to Rob and many other places on my blog roll. I don’t remember the exact place where I got this one from, but if you let me know I will credit you.  

These are my keys. They are very loud. I can’t sneak up on anyone with these. The menacing black thing on my key chain is the holder from my mace. Jump back, pervs. I’m armed. CIMG2155 As I was taking that picture, Kitty came over to investigate.

My books and movies are just waiting around to be read/watched again. I have two copies of the movie. One from the Hot Topic party, and the other from Target so I could have that extra disc of goodies. When Jeremy and I finally join the rest of civilization and get an HD TV, we will get another copy of Twilight in Blu Ray. CIMG2164 I’m working on building my book collection up again. It’s smart to have a set for personal use, and another for loaning to friends who haven’t been indoctrinated yet. CIMG2166 Finally, the last thing for this post is someone the regular readers have been introduced to before. In a horrible accident, I ended up with Jessie’s Mini Edward along with mine, and they’ve been making friends until I can get him back to her. CIMG2153

Yeah, they’re besties.

Y’all, this isn’t even all my Twilight shiz. I didn’t even take pictures of all my T shirts or bags or buttons. This post will be continued. Give me a chance to build up my arsenal. I will certainly be adding to my collection in the next few months, especially since I’ve been doing lots of browsing on Etsy and E Bay.

Let us know in the comments, what is your favorite piece of Twilight merch? Anything you’re lusting after hardcore? Are you waiting on something special to hit stores?

Oh, How I Wish I Was A Vampire

If you haven’t read the entire series yet, spoilers ahead!


When I read the Twilight saga for the first time, I found myself a little frustrated by Edward’s reluctance to turn Bella. I was completely on her side  throughout the entire series when she wanted to become a vampire.

It just made sense on so many levels. As a vampire, Bella would be relatively safe from all the harm from other vampires she was subject to as a human. Victoria would have had a way harder time trying to kill her, that’s for sure. The Volturi also couldn’t have had a problem with Bella knowing about the vampires, since she would actually be one of them. The most important reason, to me, was that if Bella was a vampire she and Edward could be together for, literally, forever. That was basically the only reason I needed to understand why Bella wanted to become one so desperately. When she finally got her wish (although I hated the way it happened), I was triumphant,  even though I knew it was the main conflict of the series and this happening meant it was over.

 Since reading Twilight, I’ve realized how many of my personal life problems wouldn’t even be an issue if I were one of the Cullen’s. No money for fun stuff? No problem, the Cullens are rich beyond my wildest imagination, so that would be no issue. In fact, having an unlimited amount of money with the smarts to always earn more would solve a LOT of problems.

Need to lose a few (more like 30) pounds? That’s cool, because as a vampire, you are instantly turned into the hottest version of yourself, and no more wondering how many calories are in your favorite sweets. You only need to consume cone thing to live, and that’s blood. As a vampire, you can’t get fat since you stay at peak physical condition, so exercising (which you wouldn’t even need to do for reasons other than recreation) would be no hardship.

I get frustrated when I have tons to do yet I need to sleep. What could I do with all that extra time that not needing sleep would free up? I might end up spending it like Emmett and Rosalie (heh heh) or like Edward or Carlisle, studying every possible topic in the world and earning several fancy degrees. Either way would be pretty productive.

Being a vampire just sounds pretty freakin’ awesome to me. Never getting sick, staying young and healthy with the ones you love forever, it’s a sweet deal all around.  Thanks to kdgrimmer from the hilarious blog I Love Mythical Creatures and All Things Twilight! for this totally adorable comic she posted on Friday.

Yeah, that’s totally me.

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My Little Brother On Robward

I’m watching Twilight over at my mom’s house and my little brother is in the room, playing some dumb game on the computer. The dinner date scene is on and he swiveled his chair around to watch. I thought, “Awww! Look at that! He’s learning from Edward!”

But I was wrong. Way wrong.

My little brother Jacob looks over to me before turning back to the computer and says, “That guy has a butt chin.”


My face instantly wrinkled in annoyance, and stuck there while I tried to figure out what to say. I felt like Bella at the end of Twilight when Edward says he’s leaving, a big stuttering mess. “Um, it’s called a CLEFT in his chin, and he’s the most handsome man I’ve ever SEEN, so shut up!” was the best I could come up with.

Without missing a beat or looking up from his game, he said, “I just think it’s really weird you like guys with butt chins, Whitley.”

Isn’t that just something someone named JACOB would say about Edward/Rob? He’s a mouthy kid.

Entertainment Tonight New Moon Coverage (April 25, 2009)

Lots of posts coming. I take a break for a day, and everything decides to happen! 

First of all, please go vote to let us know if you would participate in any contests for free Twilight stuff we might have on this blog. I thought it would be a given, but someone voted “no”, so that was weird. I’m hoping to get at least 50 votes so we know for sure what everyone wants.

Now, on to day three of the ET coverage. This is the longest one so far, and even though they still used clips they’ve been using the whole time, I still liked it.

I’m liking the idea of more Edward. More Edward/Rob is always a good thing. I’m a little uneasy about the dreams Bella is going to have though. I’m just considering how this is going to play out.

 Who else loved it that Kristen got emotional just talking about the break up scene? I just wanted to scream, ” Hell yes!” because I feel like she isn’t going to let us down! She’s understands how it’s supposed to be!

Jacob/Taylor looks hot. I’m a little mad at myself for thinking so, but I can’t help it. When I heard him say, “You like me right? Better than that joker in there?” I squeed a little! But only on the inside though. I can’t be doing all that out loud, I’m Team Robward.

-Whitley

Chapter Discussions: Twilight, Chapter Six – Scary Stories

It’s way past time for another Chapter Discussion over Twilight. This time we are on Chapter Six, where Bella meets Jacob for the first time at La Push beach. These questions are from the Twilight Lexicon forums, created by user Alphie.

1. What was your initial thought about the fact that Charlie told Bella Goat Rock wasn’t a good place for camping? Did you wonder what else Edward might be doing up there?  

The first time I read the book, I thought it was a little weird. I didn’t know what he could be doing in such a bear infested place (but now I know why he brought Emmett!), and I thought that perhaps he had lied about where he was going.

2. How did you feel about Lauren and her open dislike of Bella?

I hated Lauren because I didn’t know what her problem was. Plus, it sucks when people are mean to you for seemingly no reason, or things that aren’t your fault, so I hated her on behalf of Bella.

3. What was your first impression of Jacob Black? Did you like him? Did you get the sense that he was interested in Bella as more than a friend? 

I thought Jacob was nice enough. I knew from listening to other people talk about the books that he was going to be an important character in the series because Bella would have to choose between him and Edward. I really didn’t see how that was possible, how such a thing could actually happen. I was more intrigued by his stories than anything at this point.

4. Why do you suppose Jacob didn’t believe the legends of his people as readily as Bella did?

Jacob didn’t believe because he’s never had reason to. He grew up being told these were just legends, and he’d never had any proof or reason to think differently. Bella certainly did. Jacob’s story was the only thing that fit with what she knew so far about Edward.


5. Given the fact that the stories about the “cold ones” were true, did you fully expect to see werewolves in the future books?

I knew they were already there, but since I’m a little slow to things like this in books, I don’t think I would have actually thought of that until it happened.


I’m re-reading Twilight, and I’m on this chapter right now. I forgot how many little hints and how much foreshadowing there actually is in these first few chapters. Even though I know what’s going to happen, I still get excited when I read them. I’m hoping to get New Moon soon (my copy was loaned out and never returned (*cough* Kaitlin*cough*) so I can go from Twilight to New Moon with no lag time. No waiting in between Twilight saga books = a happy Whitley.

-Whitley

Hello everyone. I’m back at home for now, but I leave again tomorrow. This work project is nearly done, we hope, so I should be around a lot more.

Here are my answers to these questions.

1. What was your initial thought about the fact that Charlie told Bella Goat Rock wasn’t a good place for camping? Did you wonder what else Edward might be doing up there? 

My initial thought was that Edward was going to be hunting. I already knew that Edward was a vampire because Whitley had told me before we even saw the movie.


2. How did you feel about Lauren and her open dislike of Bella?

I thought Lauren was a bitch and was glad she wasn’t in the movie.

3. What was your first impression of Jacob Black? Did you like him? Did you get the sense that he was interested in Bella as more than a friend? 

 I was sort of indifferent to him really. I was more interested in the story he told Bella because it was a dark story and I like those.

4. Why do you suppose Jacob didn’t believe the legends of his people as readily as Bella did?

Bella already knew something was up with that Edward Cullen character , from what she witnessed before. Jacob had no point of reference about Edward, so he had to reason to believe them.

5. Given the fact that the stories about the “cold ones” were true, did you fully expect to see werewolves in the future books?

I already knew that too (because of Whitley), but if I hadn’t been told, I probably would have expected it.


You guys can answer these questions yourselves in the comments, we would love to read your point of view. If you decide to answer them on your own blog, please let us know so we can link you.

Also, don’t forget to vote on our poll here so we can find out if you would enter in a contest to win free Twilight stuff or not. We are keeping the voting open two weeks so everyone who wants to vote for it will hopefully get a chance.

Hopefully I will be back home for good soon. I have more haikus coming soon too.

-Jeremy

Why Is Twilight So Good? Part One

I’ve mentioned it before, but I’ve started reading Twilight again this week and now that I’ve had the chance to read the first few times for the joy of it, now as I’m reading, I’m trying to pinpoint the exact things about the book I liked and figure out why. I have a feeling that even this first part will be an epic post, so bear with me.

First of all, a little about me and my personality so you know where I’m coming from. I love to read. I learned how at an early age because my mom taught me before I went to kindergarten and I’m so thankful to her for this, I can’t even express it. It sounds so cheesy, but it really has changed my life. It is such an integral part of my personality, that I really should introduce myself as, “Hi. My name is Whitley and I love to read.” It is that important to me.

The benefits it’s giving me in my education are innumerable. I can actually spell and I have a decent size vocabulary, since I spend so much time looking at words. Because I read for pleasure, reading has always been a really fun activity for me, and as a result I don’t hate it so much when I have to for assignments in school. I actually loved it when we began to read the classics for English, because I had been reading them for years. I can also read super fast, and this is a double edged sword. It helps for stuff like school assignments, but sucks when I really love a book and never want it to end (I ended up reading Twilight for the first time in about 4 hours). Writing also isn’t as hard for me because I know what a story or essay was supposed to sound like, how the words were meant to flow together.

It’s one of the main reasons I decided to become a librarian. A library is automatically my favorite place on earth (they smell so good to me!) and there were reading contests at my local public library that I entered when I was a kid. I want to be a part of those, so other kids can learn how much fun reading is. I’ m even getting a little misty right now y’all,  just thinking about it, that’s how passionate (or dorky) I am about it.

What I’m about to say might make me sound like a bad person, but whatever. This is really how I feel. When I’m talking to someone and the subject of “What do you do for fun?” comes up, I mention that I read for fun. Sometimes I hear back from people, “Oh, I hate to read. It’s so boring.” When I hear someone say this, I really get sad. I feel bad for them, because I know they are missing out on such a great thing. I honestly believe everybody would love to read if they knew there were books out there about something that interests them.

Something that has always interested me is love. Even as a little kid, I loved love stories and fairy tales that involved it. Beauty and the Beast was and is to this day my most favorite story ever (and Belle loved to read too!). This hasn’t changed as I’ve gotten older, so a lot of the books I now own are romance novels, books of love poems, and classic love stories like Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet and Gone With The Wind.

When my mother first suggested last year that I read Twilight, I wasn’t interested in it at all. I had tried to read “teen” romances when I was younger and really didn’t like them. I also don’t really prefer science fiction or fantasy novels, so Twilight didn’t sound like anything I would be interested in at all. I even laughed at my mom when she would talk about how perfect Edward was, because it just seemed silly to me that someone would want to read about someone that there wasn’t even a chance could possibly exist (I should interject here that my favorite types of romance novels are historical ones, set back in different time periods, because I like to think that maybe it could have happened).

   I finally decided to read Twilight out of pure curiosity before I saw the movie. I just wanted to be able to compare when people were talking movie vs book. Obviously I read it and loved it. I totally surprised myself.

Looking back on it now, Twilight is basically the perfect book for someone to like me. I love romance (and who is more romantic that Edward Cullen?), and the inspiration for all the books in the series were the classics that I grew up loving so much. The fact that Edward is a vampire is, to me, not even that vital to the story. It is just another example of his extreme awesomeness and uniqueness. To be different, the story needed that extra kick to take it from boy-meets-girl to gorgeous-vampire-meets-totally-ordinary-girl-and falls completely in love.

I think the reason so many women in particular love this story so much is because many of us feel like Bella from time to time.  Her character is written so you can project yourself in her shoes. While I was reading, I actually felt like the events in the story were happening to me. So many of us out there (myself included) have wondered in moments of stress or boredom what it would be like if someone came along and totally changed things for the better. It’s nearly so simple, you don’t even have to think it out. Life sucks sometimes. Our jobs are horrible, we have issues with family, relationship problems and so on. Who hasn’t dreamed of someone that is amazing and perfect coming in and rescuing you from your life?

There are some very deep themes in Twilight as well, which I don’t think a lot of people realize when they are dismissing the book.  Twilight is about being alone in world, then finding the person who makes you finally feel like you aren’t. Take Bella for instance (since Edward is the obvious choice, but I will get to him in a minute). Before she met Edward, she really did feel like an outcast. She never related to anyone around her, not even her mother. She is unusual in that, she doesn’t even really care about this and doesn’t try to change it. Like I was saying in my post here, I admire Bella for not dumbing herself down and changing her personality in order to make friends. If she had done that, the story never would have worked, since her NOT doing it was something Edward admired about her too.

Even though he’s the obvious choice when it comes to the theme of aloneness, Edward is a perfect example of this as well. I don’t even have to go into why he felt so desolate, even though he had a loving family surrounding him all the time. He was also soul crushingly bored before he met Bella. Think about how you would feel when there were no more mysteries in life anymore. What if you knew what everyone else around you was thinking at all times and had a sister who could predict the future? I mean, what would you do? What would you think about in your spare time? Additionally, think about how Edward felt about being surrounded by by loving couples when there was no one he had that bond with. He had already pretty much given up ever finding someone, so he really had nothing to look forward to and forever to live. When people complain that Edward is too smothering towards Bella, I want to ask them if they have even read the books. I totally understand why Edward and Bella became so obsessed with each other. She was the first thing to stimulate him (heh heh) in about 100 years. After seeing all humans the same for a century, all of a sudden here is this girl who he can’t read, who he can tell is way more mature than any other human, and who also smells delicious. Of course he’s going to be fascinated. And of course Bella really has no choice in the matter, because how could she not be intrigued with someone like Edward who felt that way about her? (Hmmm….this is starting to remind me of imprinting)

Because I think I have pontificated long enough, I will do another post soon about the rest of my thoughts on this (I really shouldn’t have more, but I do).

Y’all I just wrote over 1000 words on why I love Twilight, and I’m not even done talking about it.  At least I got all this stuff out of the way.

-Whitley